I’ve already tackled what I consider white gay male priviledge, but I think Monica over at TransGriot has a viewpoint worth mentioning. Monica points to a Feb. 26 blog post at A.E.Brain that has her spittin’ nails.
A.E.Brain calls out a gay white male who will remind you of that racist and sexist straight white dude who makes you roll your eyes everytime he opens his mouth:
At the risk of sounding controversial, I visit Queerty because I am a gay white male. I have no interest in ‘women issues’. While I’m not opposed to sporadic and infrequent [bold emphasis is mine] attention to lesbians, I do not want this blog devoting any more time to their cause….Simply because I am gay does not mean I care about lesbians, bisexuals or transgender persons.
Holy shit! Imagine that. A white guy who doesn’t give a shit about anything unless it directly relates to him. Who woulda thunk it, right?
I know lots of gay white males who feel the same way about lesbian and/or women’s issues, but they haven’t been brave enough to voice that opinion to the masses. For them, life is about dick: seein’ dick, touchin’ dick, suckin’ dick, doin’ dick and promotin’ dick. That’s it. There’s no room in their tiny brains for anything else.
I don’t even know why some people try and group us together as one cause – GLBT – because we are not. I can see some purpose to grouping G + L and even Bs together, but not Ts. I am quite comfortable being male, and I hate being associated with crossdressers. I find Ts offensive and do not want to extend any rights to them [bold emphasis is mine]. Transgender persons should fight their own battles, because at the moment they’re hindering the rights of gays, lesbians and bisexuals everywhere.
What.the.fuck? This guy has some serious self-hatin’ going on. He kinda reminds me of Black people who are ashamed of being Black and they hate anything that’s commonly associated with Black culture. What a shame that this gay white male hates transgender people so much that he wants to exclude them from any LGBTQ equality movement. Does he really believe transgender people are the reason homosexuals don’t have equal rights?
I’ll tell ya what’s really hindering full equality for the LGBTQ community: anti-gay homophobic lawmakers and dumbass homosexuals who spend too much time in “it’s all about me” mode.
Thank gawd every gay white male in the world isn’t a completely self-centered moron, or the fight for LGBTQ equality would be screwed.